Friday, January 16, 2009

Whatiffing 78-86, Textile leaves



For this whatiffing, I've experimented with embellishing different kinds of textile leaves on white roving. I think they could be very well used as a base for machine or hand embroidery, or just being part of a more intricate floral composition.

If you want to try it out, don't forget to rip off the plastic or even metal veins before punching - and add woolen ones for the finish!

11 comments:

yvette said...

the link worked and I think I do understand.
every day 1 smal piece of textile which we alter while experimenting. But when and where do we post?
Take 1 januari as a start ( so we have a little extra work)
can you tell me if I understood well?
hug
yvette

yvette said...

By the way, why 2x3 inch? I calculated 7,62 x 5,16 cm.
do you use these measures too?

do we put our name on sara's blog???
wel as you can see...not very certain how to do

bye bye

Paula Hewitt said...

the fabric leaves look great - and what a wonderful variety of shapes you have too. you could use the petals from fabric flowers too....

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Dear Yvette, yes, your measurements are right and I agree, the pieces are extremely small! Therefore I decided, when I started (see my posting http://www.bockfilz.blogspot/2008/10/saras-whatiffing-project.html) to do nine pieces at a time and mount them on an aquarel pad - and I'm not so exact with the size, just about it.

I post them in my ordinary blog and have a special album at flickr (you can see it if you press the flickr-button at the sidebar of my blog) - I think Sara's intention was to make a shared flickr-account for those joining in, but as there was nobody else co-operating, she didn't.

Maybe she will get on with it now, when there are more people joining (she will be back from holiday this weekend). As it is her project, you can ask her directly, if you like - I do it because I decided for myself to do it, and the more I stick to it, I'm noticing that I'm learning a lot while doing it ...

(We cannot put our names on somebody else's blog - only the "owner" can do that!)

Anyway, I'm happy you're joining me, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing your pieces, as I think you are a great fiber artist and I can learn so much from you!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank's for the compliments, Paula - of course there will be petals to follow: actually I've done them already, but I wanted to spread out the postings a bit ... have a look tomorrow!

Cecile said...

Hi, I just came in from Paula's blog. I'm not sure, did you use fabric leaves cut from a printed fabric, or fabric leaves from artificial flowers ? not sure !
Thanks.

Sara Lechner said...

Hi Anneli, I'm yet at my daughters but I created the group "whatiffingaround" in Flicker under
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1029327@N22/
You can already add photos there, please, because I don't have my files here with me.
I'm happy people are interested and I will continue with the idea when I get home tomorrow. This will be the end of my nomad existence of the last months!

filz-t-raum.ch said...

wonderful artwork!
i love it.........
filz-t-raum.ch

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Hallo Cecile, thank you for commenting! I did use artificial textile leaves - will show you the flowers today too!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

OK Sara, I'll try to add my pics to the flickr-group this evening!

And thank you, filz-t-raum!

Virtual Quilter said...

Love the leaves! Wonderful variety of shapes.
Judy B